Centre for Global Health Histories to be housed in the HRC

Posted on 24 October 2012

The HRC is delighted to welcome the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) to the Berrick Saul Building.

Dr Alex Medcalf, Dr Monica Saavedra and Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya at the Centre for Global Health Histories

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) will be based in a research suite on the first floor of in the Berrick Saul Building, which also houses a range of other interdisciplinary centres and groups.  CGHH is part of the Department of History and promotes inter-disciplinary work on themes of broad medical, scientific, environmental and public health importance. It is actively involved in creating international coalitions of academics, officials involved in policy design and implementation, multilateral and non-government organisations, and those involved in regulating and assessing projects and policies. CGHH is committed to forging links between academic and non-academic partners. CGHH will become part of the existing vibrant research culture at the HRC which includes a range of seminars, workshops and international conferences. The interdisciplinary hub will provide an ideal headquarters for CGHH, which draws strength from its association with other departments within the University of York as well as its associates and partners based all over the world.

Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of CGHH, said, ‘The Centre for Global Health Histories is honoured and delighted to be welcomed into the Humanities Research Centre, which provides a world class research environment within the University of York's beautiful campus. As a constituent member of the HRC, the Centre's members will gain a lot intellectually and receive further insights into the development of inter-disciplinary collaborations. I look forward to working with Professor Judith Buchanan on the further development of the medical humanities in York.’

The HRC Director, Judith Buchanan, said, `The Humanities Research Centre is delighted to welcome the Centre for Global Health Histories into the heart of its operations and community life. The CGHH is conducting ambitious and important work internationally and the HRC is proud of both the reach and the quality of this. It will enrich and challenge the whole community to have the CGHH in our midst and I confidently predict that the benefits of this creative new alliance will be many and mutual.'

Further information about CGHH, including events and activities, can be found on the Centre's website.

If you are interested in associating yourself with the Centre for Global Health Histories, please contact the Director, Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya (sanjoy.bhattacharya@york.ac.uk).